Maternal & Child Health - Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Effective July 2nd, 2012, Sherburne County WIC has a new Location:
Sherburne County WIC office is now located at 18334 Joplin Street in Elk River.

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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition education program that provides free supplemental foods to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. WIC participants also receive one-on-one nutrition assessment and counseling, breastfeeding information and support, and referrals to health care and community services at no cost.

What foods does WIC provide?
  • Whole Grains: Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Bread, Tortillas
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Dairy: Milk, Cheese, Eggs
  • Soy Beverages & Tofu as milk alternatives
  • Dry Beans, Peas, Lentils
  • Canned Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereals
  • 100% Juice
  • Infant Formula
  • Infant Cereals, Infant Fruits and Vegetables
  • Infant Meats for fully breastfed infants
  • Light Tuna or Pink Salmon for fully breastfeeding women

The food packages are prescribed based on the nutritional needs of the participant and the age and feeding status of your children. Since WIC foods are supplemental, the vouchers will not meet all of a participant’s needs. You will need to get additional foods and formulas using other resources, such as cash, food stamps or food shelf.

The MN WIC Program has been notified by Abbott Nutrition that the caloric density of three Similac products: Similac Sensitive, Total Comfort, and Spit-Up, is changing from 20 kcals/oz to 19 kcals/oz beginning April 2014. Because USDA requires infant formulas provided by WIC to contain 20 kcals/oz, these three formulas now require a Medical Documentation Form for Similac Products PDF.

To view a complete WIC Shopping Guide, see MN WIC Shopping Guide for 2012-2013.

Am I or my children eligible for WIC in Sherburne County?

You or your children may be eligible for WIC in Sherburne County if you meet the following criteria:

  • You or your children live in Sherburne County
  • You are pregnant, nursing, or have a child under age 5
  • One of your family members is eligible or participates in Medical Assistance (MA), Minnesota Care, Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Food Stamps (FS), Head Start, Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program, Fuel Assistance
  • Your total household income falls within the WIC Income Guidelines
  • Your total household income falls within the Guidelines for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) and you are willing to apply for Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care
MN WIC Eligibility Guidelines
Family Size*** Income Eligibility Guidelines for Minnesota Health Care
Programs/Insurance Affordability Programs*
(275% of Federal Poverty Guidelines**)
WIC Standard Income Guidelines
(185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
Effective Date July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 April 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Annual Weekly Annual Weekly
1 $32,092 $617 $21,590 $416
2 $43,257 $832 $29,101 $560
3 $54,422 $1,047 $36,612 $705
4 $65,587 $1,261 $44,123 $849
5 $76,752 $1,476 $51,634 $993
6 $87,917 $1,691 $59,145 $1,138
7 $99,082 $1,905 $66,656 $1,282
8 $110,247 $2,120 $74,167 $1,427
Each Add'l Member Add +$11,165 +$215 +$7,511 +$145
* Medicaid (MA)
**Higher income guidelines apply for pregnant women and infants under age 2
*** pregnant women count as 2 persons

Children in foster care or children receiving SSI or TEFRA are also eligible. For more information, see State Eligibility Information.

How Do I Apply?
  • If you do not live in Sherburne County, please call 1-800-942-3040 for a WIC program in your area.
  • If you live in Sherburne County, there are several ways to apply:
    • Apply and schedule an appointment by phone: 763-765-4116 or 1-800-433-5239
    • Apply online. Your submitted application will be reviewed and a staff member will contact you within 2 business days. Be sure to include your phone number with area code or an email address on the application.
    • Submit an application by mail PDF. Send completed application to the Public Health Contact address located near the top of this page to the left.
Before coming in for your WIC appointment, please take a minute to watch this video: Welcome to the MN WIC Program
Where can I find a WIC Clinic in Sherburne County?

WIC clinics are located in Becker and Elk River. Clinic dates and hours vary, and appointments are required. The appointment may be scheduled for the same day that you call. You will need to bring proof of identity, address, and income to determine your eligibility. View the Appointment Reminder Form PDF for details.

Public Health Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Public Health
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4000
Fax: 763-765-4004